Mission Statement

It is the mission of the National Latin Exam to promote and support the learning and teaching of the Latin language.


The philosophy of the National Latin Exam is predicated on providing every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in their study of the Latin language and culture. This opportunity exists for each individual student since, on the National Latin Exam, they are not competing with their fellow student on a comparative basis, but are evaluated solely on their own performance on the exam. The basic purposes of the NLE are to promote the study of Latin and to encourage the individual student.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

The NLE is committed to creating exams with inclusive, affirming questions and passages. The NLE will strive to provide questions and passages that affirm the worth and dignity of all students and teachers.

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